Zoo Animals: A Research and Writing Project PLUS Centers!

Grade Levels
PreK - 2nd
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This zoo animals research project is a fun, hands-on, engaging way to bring research and writing about animals into your classroom! Through whole group research, the use of anchor charts, graphic organizers, and writing activities, students will study, research, and observe animals! This resource makes research and writing simple and fun for all grades preK-5! Math and literacy centers are also included! 

You and your class can choose which animal to research or you can assign an animal to a student/group of students. All of the research journal pages can be copied and made into a journal or used individually. 

Animals included: elephant, monkey, lion, gorilla, panda, flamingo, snake, kangaroo, zebra, giraffe, camel, bear, meerkat, ostrich, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, seal, alligator,  frog, parrot, peacock


  • Zoo Animal Research Journal Pages
  • KWL/Schema Charts
  • Can/Have/Need Charts
  • Look/Live/Eat Charts
  • Fact Writing Pages
  • Parts of Animal Diagram
  • Writing Rubrics
  • Habitat Sort
  • Zoo Passport
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Culminating Tasks
  • Essential Questions
  • Suggested Book List

15 Math and Literacy Centers

  • Ten Frame Matching
  • Greater Than/Less Than
  • Even and Odd Sort
  • Place Value Matching
  • Blackline Addition to 10 
  • Blackline Subtraction to 10
  • Skip Counting
  • ABC Order
  • Write the Room
  • Sight Word Graphing
  • Sentence Building
  • CVC Word Matching
  • CVC-E Word Matching
  • Missing Sounds
  • Beginning Sounds Matching

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Total Pages
400 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


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